A Nobel Prize For Our Awesome President!

By Meera Dolasia on October 9, 2009

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Malia and Sasha Obama woke up to some very exciting news this morning - Their dad, President Barack Obama was named the winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, the world's most prestigious honor, awarded annually, to a person who has done the most or the best work to promote peace in the world.

The news came as a big surprise to everyone, even the Obama family, since Mr. Obama has been in office for less than nine months and had been President for only two weeks prior to the February 1st nominationdeadline.

However, the Peace Prize Committee decided that he deserved the honor because of all the progress he has made in trying to promote peace and harmony among all world nations again.

President Obama is only the third US President to receive the award while still in office. Theodore Roosevelt won it in 1906 for helping end the war between the Soviet Union and Japan and Woodrow Wilson in 1919, for his role in founding the League of Nations.

Former President Jimmy Carter and former Vice President Al Gore have also been recipients, but both were out of office when they became Nobel Lauraetes.

To accept the award, President Obama will have to fly to Oslo, Norway on December 10th (the death anniversary of Alfred Nobel), where he will be presented with a diploma, a medal and a certificate with the stipulated prize amount. The following day, he will be the guest of honor at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, which features some of the world's most famous entertainers and is broadcast on live television all over the world.

The Nobel Prize established by Norwegian Inventor, Alfred Nobel is an annual award that honors outstanding achievements by human beings all over the world. Besides, Peace, prizes are also awarded in four other categories - Physics, Chemistry, Literature and Medicine. Winners receive a medal and a sum of money - which often exceeds a million US dollars. While this is great, it is the prestige the award brings that most Laureates  ca care about - for while there are plenty of other awards, the Nobel Prize remains the one everybody wants the most! Congratulations Prez!

sources: dailymail.co.uk, wikipedia.org,wisegeek.com,nobelprize.org.

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  • anonomousWednesday, October 15, 2014 at 4:16 pm
    actually not that cool
    • camerynThursday, August 29, 2013 at 3:31 pm
      go Obama
      • PSYWednesday, February 20, 2013 at 12:48 pm
        Oppa Gagnam Style
        • SiThursday, November 1, 2012 at 2:07 pm
          Huh I have lost all my respect for the nobel prize!!
          • emilycool101Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 5:47 am
            come on who likes obama?
            • taniFriday, June 15, 2012 at 5:43 pm
              I don't like him!!! HE TAKES MY FAMILYS MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >:(
              • anonymousSaturday, May 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm
                i don't think he is a great president
                • JALENMonday, May 21, 2012 at 3:54 am
                  This is awsome for the president!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                  • coolclaire
                    coolclaireFriday, April 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm
                    COOL!!!!!!
                    • Jenny Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 4:26 pm
                      A video too!!!!

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